Honoring Veterans

Honoring Veterans

For those interested in mental health, PTSD is often the first issue that springs to mind when contemplating veterans. Many have argued that particularly in the unconventional wars of Iraq and Afghanistan, where threats to some troops are more or less constant, serving our country makes one more vulnerable than ever to psychological damage. The toll that prolonged separation and injury takes on troops and their families amounts to more collateral damage--in some cases resulting in broken hearts, bodies, and minds.As much as we need to advocate for proper mental health care for troops, it's also important to celebrate the positive psychological aspects of those who have served or do serve. The camaraderie soldiers develop with one another, the pride they and their families feel in the often rewarding work that they do, and the physical courage they display are strengths to be admired by all Americans.Here are some ways to help veterans today.

Why NOT Call War Trauma a Mental Illness?

Gains and losses of calling war trauma a mental illness

Pat Tillman, Stoic

We sometimes represent ethics in our lives

How Brotherhood Heals Trauma

Brothers are healing.

Wounded Souls I

PTSD is more than just combat stress

Post-Combat Wounds I

Unprecedented number of vets seeking health care.

Why PTSD is Larger than Mental Health

Research Shows Strong Links Between PTSD & Disease

Omega3s and Suicide in the Military

There is significant correlation between low Omega 3 and suicide.

How to manage traumatic reactions among disaster survivors: Lessons from 9/11

When disaster strikes, people need psychological first aid

Emotional Healing Without Pathologizing or Drugging

There's more to healing than drugs or pathologizing.

Military PostSecrets

Military secrets revealed without Pentagon's permission

Friday Morning at Eleven—Lest We Forget

Sadly, WW1 was NOT the "war to end all wars."

The New Energy Psychology Treatments for Anxiety and PTSD

Vets may quickly find themselves free of PTSD with this new treatment method.

Art Therapy Transforms Warriors into Artists

Art is an unlikely, but powerful weapon against wounds of war.